Recent awards

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Our faculty have been recognized for their global expertise.

Join us in congratulating Kim Thuy Seelinger in her appointment as Special Advisor to the International Criminal Court. Special Advisers to the Prosecutor are persons with outstanding professional credentials and expertise in their fields. They provide advice to the Prosecutor within their respective mandates and may assist in training initiatives of the Office.

Professor Michael Sherraden received international recognition when he was awarded the 2021 James Billups International Social Development Leadership Award by the International Consortium for Social Development.  In presenting the award, Consortium President Manohar Pawar recognized Sherraden’s “distinguished contribution to social development theory and practice knowledge based on impactful action in strengthening the financial capacity and asset base for poor people and communities in several countries.” 

Lora Iannotti was awarded a Fulbright to travel to Quito, Ecuador for spring 2022 through the Fulbright Scholar Program. She will be developing a child evolutionary diet model in the context of Ecuador, working in partnership with Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ).

On August 26, 2021, the China Journal of Social Work announced the 2020 Best Article Award, honoring a study by an international team of scholars that includes Center for Social Development (CSD) affiliates Michael Sherraden, Li Zou, Suo Deng, Jin Huang, Margaret Sherraden, and Nancy Morrow-Howell, as well as Shanti Khinduka, former dean of the Brown School at Washington University.

The Global Incubator Seed Grants were awarded by the McDonnell Academy. They include: the Brown School’s Proscovia Nabunya as co- PI with the School of Psychiatry Patricia Cavazos-Rehg for “Mobile Health Intervention to Address Depressive Symptoms among Youth Living with HIV”; Michal Grinstein-Weiss’ study “Advancing Social Mobility in Israel’s COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery” with partner institutions Reichman University (IDC Herzliya) & Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; and Jean-François Trani’s study “The Toll of COVID-19 on Mental Health of People with Disabilities and Mental Illness” with partnering institutions the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Vidya Vardhini Foundation Trust & Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Hospital, India.